Speculation surrounding the Tamil remake of Jersey – starring Nani and Shraddha Srinath – have been doing the rounds ever since the Telugu film became a hit. The film tells the story of a cricketer who gives up his game, only to take it up later for his son.The latest buzz is that Vishnu Vishal may star in the Tamil remake, especially after the actor posted a still from Jersey on Twitter. A source close to the actor said that talks are on and official confirmation is yet to come.
— VISHNU VISHAL – VV (@TheVishnuVishal) August 11, 2019
However, talking to Silverscreen, Vishnu skirted the topic of Jersey, and said he is currently focussing on FIR (Faizal Ibrahim Raiz), shooting for which will start next month; Indru Netru Naalai 2, and the film with Vikranth, written by Vijay Sethupathi. Vishnu has set his expectations high on FIR, which is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon’s associate Manu Anand, and says “I’m confident this is a good project”. He’s seriously prepping for the role. On the production front, Vishnu has signed up director of Jiivi, VJ Gopinath, for his Vishnu Vishal Studioz. The actor has so far produced three films — Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran, Katha Nayagan and Silukkuvarpatti Singam.
Jersey, directed by Gautham Tinnanuri, was a sensitively crafted tale of a love that turns bitter, a wife who gives up her dreams and works to keep the house running, a child who shares a wonderful bond with his former-cricketer father and inspires him to do better, and how a talented cricketer falls by the wayside due to various reasons. The film had music by Anirudh Ravichander. Incidentally, Vishnu is a cricketer himself and has already been part of two sports-based films – his debut Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, about a village kabbadi team, and Suseendran’s searing cricket-based drama Jeeva, which explored the issue of casteism in sports.